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Shetland Sheepdog Characteristics

The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, is an intelligent, quick, and obedient herding dog from Scotland's remote Shetland Islands. Modern-day "Shelties" are loving, devoted companions for whole families and superstars in dog sports like agility and obedience. With proper training and early socialization, the Sheltie can mesh well with adults, children, and other animals with ease.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Accommodating

Shelties are often mistaken for their larger cousin, the Collie. The two share a similar cone-shaped face and fluffy rough coat, but standing between 13-16 inches at the shoulder, the Shetland Sheepdog is a bit shorter than the Collie. Eager to be trained and directed, the Sheltie is a top-notch competitor and loves to have a job, whether that's competing in an agility course or herding sheep.


The dense undercoat makes these dogs heavy shedders, and we don’t recommend them for people with sensitive allergies. Sheltie families should plan for regular grooming and frequent brushing to keep stray hair to a minimum.  These dogs come in a variety of striking coats, including blue merle and sable.  Shelties are relatively calm in smaller homes and can handle apartment living if they're provided frequent walks. Otherwise, they live their best lives with a fenced-in yard where they can run around. 

This breed is notoriously smart. A combination of their athletic ability, intelligence, and willingness to please makes them a top contender within performance events in their size group. This collection of attributes can make them successful athletes or successful escape artists, depending on how their energy is used. Ensuring these dogs have a job and purpose will help funnel their energy properly and ensure you don't have to chase them down at the dog park.

How dog-friendly is Roseville?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Roseville is ranked the 14th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its number of pet-friendly hotels. The city also scored Bs for its number of dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Roseville

Roseville and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and meet other dogs. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Hughes Dog Park, Bear Dog Park at Mahany Park, Macro Dog Park, and RRUFF Dog Park.   


Roseville and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Auburn State Recreational Park, Clarksburg Branch Line Trail, and Folson Parkway Rail-Trail.  

Life in Roseville with a dog

Roseville has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bit to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area are Monk’s Cellar, Cheese Steak Shop, Sienna Restaurant, Jack’s Urban Eats, and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar. 


Roseville has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are visiting Roseville, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Larkspur Landing Roseville, Fairfield Inn Roseville, and Courtyard Roseville.   

Popular dog breeds in Roseville

Roseville is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Dachshunds, Pit Bulls, French Bulldogs, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which kind of dog you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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